Honour violence widespread in Sweden
TT/The Local · 9 Jun 2008, 07:23
Published: 09 Jun 2008 07:23 GMT+02:00
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Nearly 60 percent of the country’s social services have helped victims of honour violence or those threatened with honour violence to hide themselves.
75 percent of the country’s social services answered a survey from Sveriges Radio. Seven of ten responded that they had dealt with cases involving honour-related violence.
Honour-related violence most often affects women and young girls. In families where it occurs, can girls be strictly controlled and have their social lives sharply restricted.
It can also involve forced marriage.